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Animal Excellency Podcast
Animal Excellency Podcast
The purpose of this podcast is to educate and entertain listeners as we explore the animals of the natural world.
4 days ago
How Do Amphibians Defend Themselves?
Amphibians may seem like they are powerless and vulnerable, but this group of animals is more than capable of being able to defend themselves. They have evolved a wide variety of techniques, which they use to survive and thrive in an inhospitable world full of dangerous predators, such as camouflage, poison, and limb regeneration. I hope you enjoy learning about how these amphibians protect themselves!
Jan 10, 2021
Season 3 Trailer
Get ready everyone! This is the season three trailer of the Animal Excellency Podcast! We are starting a new season with the New Year! Be sure to comment, rate, subscribe, and share! So, get excited, and get ready for new episodes every Sunday! Enjoy learning something new about the animal kingdom! I'll see you next time!
Nov 22, 2020
What Is The Difference Between An Alligator And A Crocodile?
How is an alligator different than a crocodile? What is a caiman? What is a gharial? All of these questions, and more, will be answered in this episode! We will learn about the origins of these ancient crocodilians, and how their effective hunting techniques and anatomy have allowed them to survive for millions of years! These crocodilians have spread to every continent except Europe and Antarctica! Let's learn about these primeval creatures!
Nov 8, 2020
Harpy Eagle: The Most Powerful Bird Of Prey
The Harpy Eagle is the largest and most powerful eagle in South America. It is at the top of the food chain, feeding on sloths, monkeys, and anything it can get its claws on. Listen to learn more about the creature that has claws that rival a grizzly bear’s.
Oct 18, 2020
Toothed Whales: The Most Diverse Group Of Cetaceans
The toothed whales are smaller in size than baleen whales, but they make up for it in another way. Their intelligence. Toothed whales are incredibly smart, and some species even have their own language. These very social creatures are usually found in groups, or pods. Their social activity coupled with the fact that they use echolocation to discover their environment helps them thrive in the most of the world's oceans, rivers, lakes, and seas. Their widely diverse whale family and even wider range make the toothed whales the largest family of whales.
Oct 4, 2020
Baleen Whales: The Filter-Feeding Giants
Baleen. It is made of the same material as our fingernails and hair. Yet, its purpose is very different. Find out what baleen is used for, and why it is so important to this subgroup known as the baleen whales. Most are massive, yet they feed on some of the tiniest prey in the ocean. Enjoy listening to this episode about some of the largest ocean-going mammals on the planet!
Sep 6, 2020
The Grizzly Bear
Are grizzly bears the vicious man-eaters we make them out to be? How can I distinguish it from other bears? Why are they CALLED grizzly bears? All of these questions, and more will be answered in this episode! It's time to learn about one of North America's most powerful predators.
Aug 23, 2020
What Is Mutualism?
Mutualism is mutually beneficial! Both organsims involved benefit, whether it be through fertilization, a possibility to feast, and the possibility to be clean. All for free! These organisms definitely have, out of all of the symbiotic relationships, the best interaction out of all of them. This is a win-win situation!
Aug 16, 2020
What Is Commensalism?
It is hard to confirm that an organism is unaffected by a symbiotic relationship. However, in this episode, you will learn about commensalism and what makes it a unique and interesting type of symbiotic relationship! Get ready to experience examples of commensalism in the natural world!
Aug 9, 2020
What Is Parasitism?
Parasites. Nobody wants them, but they wants us. They rely on hosts to survive, breed, and thrive. These gross and strange creatures make a living by feeding on their host's resources. This episode may be disturbing, but it is important to learn about all of the natural relationships in the animal world! Get ready to learn about the creatures that live at the expense of others and living in or on them other animals for a bit or all of their life!
Aug 2, 2020
The Duck-Billed Platypus
It's a duck! It's a beaver! No, it's a platypus! Get ready to learn about this unique animal! This is a one of a kind mammal, with special adaptations that help it thrive in its underwater habitat. This ancient relic is a glimpse into our past, but is also a revolutionary result of evolution, standing the test of time. How long has it stood the test of time? Find out in this episode! The platypus is a one of a kind, and so is this episode!
Jul 26, 2020
What Is An Invasive Species?
Invasive species are a serious danger to native wildlife populations as well as the areas they inhabit. Even so, how will I know what an invasive species is? What makes them stand out from other species? What kind of damage are they capable of? What can be done to prevent this peril? You will learn all of this, and more, in this episode of the Animal Excellency Podcast!
Jul 19, 2020
The Four Pests Campaign
Get ready to learn about the Four Pests Campaign! Learn how China’s most infamous pests, flies, mosquitoes, rats, and Eurasian tree sparrows, impacted Chinese citizens, and what that meant for their food supplies. How are these pests connected to the Great Chinese Famine? Listen to find out!
Jun 28, 2020
The Great Emu War Of 1932
The Great Emu War Of 1932 was a humiliating defeat for Australia, as they tried to win a war against their own national bird.
Jun 21, 2020
Season Two Trailer
Welcome to season two! This brand new season will introduce you to many different aspects of the animal world! Symbiosis, wars, and individual animal episodes will all be discussed, and much more! Get ready for this exciting debut!
Jun 14, 2020
Episode 6: What Is An Invertebrate?
This episode allows you to enter the world of spineless animals! Here, you will learn about how they feed, care for their young, and live in sophisticated colonies. These creatures are incredibly widespread, and they have been here for 600 million years! This episode will also conclude this wonderful season, as we enter a brand new phase!
Jun 7, 2020
Episode 5: What Is A Fish?
Listeners will have a complete understanding of where fish came from, and how they have diversified and blossomed into three successful classes. Adaptations that fishes have, and the process of how fish control their buoyancy will be discussed. This, and much more, will be discussed in this episode!
May 31, 2020
Episode 4: What Is An Amphibian?
Listeners will have an in-depth understanding of what an amphibian is, and where they came from. You will learn about the extraordinary adaptations that help amphibians survive, and how the life cycle of an amphibian works. Get ready for an entertaining and exciting episode!
May 24, 2020
Episode 3: What Is A Reptile?
Explore the world of reptiles and find out when they evolved, what the purpose of scales are, what the different groups of reptiles are, and how evolutionary advantages has helped this group thrive for millions of years.
May 17, 2020
Episode 2: What Is A Bird?
Listeners will a comprehensive understanding of what a bird is, how they fly, and how they evolved. This will a be journey through bird evolution as well as a study of bird beaks, wings, and nests. From their seasonal migrations to their multiple uses of feathers, this episode will explain how diverse the bird world really is.
May 10, 2020
Episode 1: What Is A Mammal?
Listeners will be able to experience the world of mammals and have an in-depth perception of the mammals that led us down this evolutionary path.
May 3, 2020
The Animal Excellency Podcast will educate as well as interest you about the animal world. This podcast will teach you what should you, and what isn't well known about the world's animals. We are going to explore this exciting world, and learn together along the way. I hope you enjoy this podcast!